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Old 08-13-2011, 07:17 PM
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I agree, I like engagement (or any other) photos to show something about the couple's personality. However, if the photos were of them sitting on their couch in Wales or walking in the garden most people would have torn them to shreds. I guess it's better to be safe and a bit boring
Yep. It's another example of 'damned if they do, and damned if they don't'. I guess if I were in their shoes, I'd rather be 'safe and boring' too. Creates a little less headache.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:21 PM
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I agree, I like engagement (or any other) photos to show something about the couple's personality. However, if the photos were of them sitting on their couch in Wales or walking in the garden most people would have torn them to shreds. I guess it's better to be safe and a bit boring
Ooh I'd love some Wales shots!
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:57 AM
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You can't deny that they're very airbrushed. It's a well-known fact that Mario Testino loves to airbrush (as he did with Kate Moss's recent wedding shots). I don't know, I just like people with a bit of character and modernity in them and those photos screamed traditional, glossy royal couple where William protects Catherine and Catherine just stands there looking pretty. I thought Zara and Mike's pictures showed much more of their personalities. Although I guess they don't have to worry about becoming King and Queen...
It has been stated that the photos received minimal airbrushing, even though Mario Testino apparently likes to airbrush. So I have no "I can't deny" stuff.

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What's great about this forum (to me anyway), is the fact that one can be exposed to a great amount of different interpretations of the same picture/article/event/etc. When I look at those pictures (specifically the one where they're more casually dressed), I see a couple who's deeply in love with each other. I don't see protectiveness as much as cherishing perhaps. William looks at Catherine like she's the most important person in the world. That is how it should be, and I'm glad that that picture reflects that.

Call me romantic, or naive (and I'll agree, because it won't be the first or last time), but that's how I'm seeing this particular photograph. If it's air brushed and a little formal-looking, so be it.
I totally agree.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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It has been stated that the photos received minimal airbrushing, even though Mario Testino apparently likes to airbrush. So I have no "I can't deny" stuff.
Except that it's obvious from the pictures themselves...I know they're not massively airbrushed, but all I'm saying is that airbrushing makes a picture look more fake, and there shouldn't be anything fake about an engagement photograph. Maybe for a glossy magazine, but I definitely wouldn't have it that way.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:03 PM
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Except that it's obvious from the pictures themselves...I know they're not massively airbrushed, but all I'm saying is that airbrushing makes a picture look more fake, and there shouldn't be anything fake about an engagement photograph. Maybe for a glossy magazine, but I definitely wouldn't have it that way.
Well, seeing as we have only seen the ones printed in the "glossy magazines" we can't really speculate on what they have in their own house, can we?

And, I had my engagement photos and wedding photos touched up/airbrushed to remove any imperfections and it was pretty much standard practice so I don't understand what the problem is?
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I think my official graduation photos were touched up and airbrushed. For all the money these official photogs cost, they better do some minor touch ups.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:29 PM
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I think my official graduation photos were touched up and airbrushed. For all the money these official photogs cost, they better do some minor touch ups.
No kidding!

And on topic, I liked both engagement photos!
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testino is a genius william and kate look so good and happy
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Testino did a wonderful job with the photos. He was able to capture the love that they have for eachother. Even though they were posed I feel you can see that the way they felt was in their eyes.
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i love second photo
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